Whether one is island hopping on an America’s Cup sailboat in the Caribbean or sipping cocktails on a motor yacht in Monaco during the Grand Prix, chartering a yacht is the ultimate extravagance. One doesn’t have to be royalty to travel in this elite world, however. Ultra Marine Yacht Charters can transform a starry dream into glamorous reality.
“Being on a yacht feels like you’ve stepped into an episode of ‘Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous.’” Says Cindy Brown, owner and founder of this exclusive New York based international yacht charter company.
Brown has travelled extensively and knows her high-end market well. “I’m a discriminating, fussy traveller myself, so I know what to look for,” says Brown, who carefully inspects all of the yachts she endorses.
Service is a key component of her business. “We offer a completely customized vacation, “ says Brown, who acts as a broker cum-concierge “ I work closely with the client to create a complete itinerary for a Caribbean holiday, for example, I’ll recommend islands to visit, restaurants, shopping areas, and even snorkelling locations, I try to deliver the whole package.”
Ultra Marine has a yacht to suit every taste. Prices range from $10,000 up to $450,000 per week, and each yacht comes complete with its own captain, chef and crew.
Ultra Marine can book yachts all over the world, from popular destinations such as New England, the Caribbean, and the Mediterranean, to more exotic ports in the South Pacific or the Far East. Brown suggests booking well in advance during peak holiday seasons to ensure the best selection of vessels.